An ambitious historical drama, tora tora tora delivers a comprehensive look at the build-up to america's entry into world war ii the acting from both sides of the war japanese and american. Is a wonderful depiction of the japanese attack on pearl harbor that outperforms all its world war ii predecessors and successors in historical accuracy and attention to detail my american history ii professor once claimed tora. In addition, it seems in the 70s that there was considerable anti-war sentiment after the war in vietnam and college unrest, and several wwii films were created during this time, such as tora, tora, tora.
The characterization of the japanese officers in midway is, in fact, the most distracting thing about the movie they speak in english (instead of in subtitles as in tora tora. Tora, named after the code words use by the lead japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on pearl harbor, which plunged america into the second world war. While overall the film is a stirring tribute to the heroes and victims of the pearl harbor attack, there are many puzzling lapses in the striving for historical accuracy. Pearl harbor filmography: movies worth watching women affected by the surprise japanese raid tora tora and world war ii from the viewpoint of a japanese.
On of the best films about america's entry into ww ii, tora, tora, tora tells the story from both japanese and the american points of view i admit to very much liking the ending of the film, and will state that the rest of the film builds up to it extremely well. One person who has seen the film, japanese american citizens league national executive director john tateishi, notes that adm isoroku yamamoto, the architect of the pearl harbor strike, is presented as being more gung ho about war with america than he actually was. Tora tora tora is a 1970 film telling the story of the attack on pearl harbor from both the american and japanese perspectives unusually, the film was made by two almost independent units -- an american unit directed by richard fleischer, and a japanese unit directed by kinji fukasaku.
The movie tora tora tora was meant to be a historically accurate movie but the movie had mistakes in it several factor mainly this movie being about the japanese made me choose it the director richard fleischer came to making this film in kind of a weird way tora tora tora doesn't show. Tora tora tora (1970) is a film depicting the events of december 7, 1941, when japan attacked the us fleet at pearl harbour the producers did not want it to glorify the american forces, but rather they aimed to show the japanese viewpoint too. Tora tora tora special edition commentary with director richard fleischer and japanese film historian stewart galbraith, 20 minute documentary day of infamy. Tora in this case, it was not much of an exaggeration the producer elmo williams and the young studio executive richard zanuck, son of fox mogul darryl f zanuck, envisioned the project as a follow-up to the longest day (1962), fox's well-regarded war film depicting the invasion of normandy. Tora is a fine documentary-style film about the japanese attack on pearl harbor the usage of both american and japanese filmmakers provides an unbiased film and unique viewing experience, and is uncommon in the genre.
Tora is a 1970 japanese-american historical war film that dramatizes the japanese attack on pearl harbor in 1941 the film was directed by richard fleischer, toshio masuda and kinji fukasaku and stars an ensemble cast, including martin balsam, joseph cotten, sō yamamura, e g marshall, james whitmore and jason robards. Tora gives the average war movie and war history buff much to argue over the film shows little evidence of tampering for content, and the american side of the story is critical of almost everyone connected to pearl harbor and the department of defense. Top 10 war movies ten war movies showcasing american history that most people would argue is the most accurate war movie ever created the film chronicles the. An overview of the planning involving the united states and japan. Tora tora tora is a 1970 film telling the story of the attack on pearl harbor from both the american and japanese perspectives unusually, the film was made by two almost independent units — an american unit directed by richard fleischer, and a japanese unit directed by kinji fukasaku and.
A page for describing ymmv: tora tora tora crowning music of awesome: the score by jerry goldsmith the parts with japanese instruments and pentatonic. Released in 1970, this is a very good film that's written and produced along the same lines as several other war movies that seek to re-create significant battles with historical accuracy the first half of tora. A film that shows the moments leading up towards the attack is shown in the film, 'tora tora tora' in this essay, i will use the film as my historical source to reconstruct the events leading to the attack on the pearl harbour and the attack itself.
The movie chronicles the battle of midway, a turning point in world war ii in the pacific, the japanese invasion fleet was destroyed, and america's string of humiliating defeats was finally broken genre: action , history , drama. Mr thurnau's history website to expand your knowledge of a particular historical period through the analysis of a related film it is an opportunity to. Tora, tora, tora took years to make because they wanted to get the movie very accurate historically they tried to get it right, right down to every plane and ship in detail i don't like war movies that are just about war in general, some battle, somewhere, with a bunch of american guys who are perfect and japanese.